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Socrates on Death in "Phaedo"
A looks at Socrates' perspective on death in the "Phaedo".
# 125634 | 250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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The paper discusses what Socrates means when he talks about "the practice of death" in the "Phaedo".

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"When Socrates makes the claim that the life of the philosopher is inevitably oriented toward its conclusion, he is making the case that men are in a sort of prison and no one ought to attempt his release or run away from it. Being ready and willing to die from the philosophical perspective positions death as another way of being in which one is detached from the body and devoid of desires and aspirations and therefore able to achieve union with a world..."

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